The extinct Tasmanian emu
Scott, Herbert Hedley (1931) The extinct Tasmanian emu. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania . pp. 108-110. ISSN 0080-4703
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In a former communication to this Society, which was
read on 8th October, 1923, dealing in part with the extinct
King Island Emu, I gave, inter alia, some notes upon such
Tasmanian Emu b:mes as had been to that date added b
our Museum Collection.
Since then two other finds have reached us, and will now
be passed in review.
THE SMITHTON FIND.
From an old contributor to our palreontological series of
vertebrate remains-Mr. Tom Edwards-there came to us
in October, 1924, a synsacrum, 1 femur, 1 tibia-tarsus, 2
tarsc-metatarsi, and 1 cervical vertebra of a Tasmanian
Emu recovered from Mowbray Swamp. These were all
associated bones absolutely mature, using the word in its true
osteological sense-as applica'ble only to bones whose external
texture manifest the highest muscular development and the
super-ossification incidental thereto. Everything considered,
and having due reference to published notes, I consider this
bird to have been a female.
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